Losses to Rafael Fiziev and Jalin Turner only inspired Riddell to give his best when he faces Moicano.
This is great news for the fight fans who will be attending. Riddell quickly established himself as one of the most exciting fighters in the lightweight division thanks to Fight of the Night battles with Jamie Mullarkey and Drew Dober.
And it’s easy to see why the UFC wanted to see this match between Moicano and Riddell. Both fighters put on a show, both fighters leave it all in the Octagon, and they both need a big win.
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“People say Fight of the Night and 100% it could be, but I think it’s going to be more technical than people think it could be. Moicano gets in there and fights, but he’s also pretty patient,” Riddell said. “It’s a great fight to have and I’ve never had an easy fight. I don’t want an easy fight.
“He’s good at everything, but so am I.”
If Riddell can get the result he is looking for, it will put him back on track as one of the best lightweight fighters in the world.
And if he can do it epically, he can create a memory in MSG that will last a lifetime.